Travel Blogs from Alexandria, Egypt

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Oscar the Grouch, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Oscar the Grouch

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... on the train from Cairo (not the night train this time) I was able to see some more of the ‘real’ Egypt.  Unfortunately, this was an Egypt covered with garbage.  All along the sides of the tracks, mounds within the towns, and ...

Dude!  Where's my Donkey?, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Dude! Where's my Donkey?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... just a joy to be in a place and see everyone working and studying.  The Catacombs in Alexandria are the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt.  It was discovered by accident in 1900 when a donkey pulling a cart disappeared ...

Infedels, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Infedels

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Visiting in a highly Islamic society, you’re not only segregated as foreigner, but you have the added discrimination of not being Muslim.  Now normally, one’s religious convictions are a fairly private affair, but here you can tell ...

Dental Procedures, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Dental Procedures

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... immediately, Brian was amazed at the high tec equipment and efficiency all around.  Who would have thought that we would travel to Egypt to go to the Dentist!  Not only was it beautiful, efficient, and competent, it all came at about a 5th of ...

Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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Alexandria is different to the other parts of Egypt we have visited. The Greek and Italian influence can be seen in the people and they speak with a different accent to other parts of Egypt.  It is not as English friendly.  The people seem to ...

Alexandria - the search for sunken ruins, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria - the search for sunken ruins

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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I hadn't even considered diving when heading up to Alexandria, but wandering along the Corniche that first sunny day yielded and interesting advertisement pointing out the 'Submerged Antiquities' to be found in the harbour. Not long after I stumbled on ...

"Finished... closed"

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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· Alexandria, Egypt · GMT +2hrs 'Alexandria, princess and whore. The royal city and the anus mundi' - Lawrence Durrell, The Alexandria Quartet More Disappointments As soon as we got off the 3 hour bus from Cairo in Alexandria's bus station ...

Traversing the Mediteranean Coast, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Traversing the Mediteranean Coast

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... , we ended up at a really great seafood restaurant on the Corniche. It had to be done. More than anywhere else in Egypt, Alexandria is known for its seafood, and for good reason. It was really fantastic.  The following day was all about ...

The Land of Pharaohs, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

The Land of Pharaohs

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... through eternal rose-tinted glasses, and Alexandria is most definitely one of those. The home of pharaohs and conquerors, Alexandria was for centuries Egypt's gateway and the centre of the known world, and so, perhaps fittingly, this was where I first ...

The best seafood!, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

The best seafood!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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Arriving in Alexandria, it did not feel like we were in Egypt.  It had more of a Mediterranean feel to this town.  Outside of the train station, we caught a horse and carriage instead of a taxi.  It was a nice way to slowly go through the ...

Alexandria - Mediterranean festivities, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria - Mediterranean festivities

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... it short." I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and will be happy to spend more time here if and when possible. Alexandria is a real waterfront city - stretching for kilometres around a wide, circular harbour and continuing along beaches and bays ...

Egypt and the life-giving Nile, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Egypt and the life-giving Nile

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... to spend some more time with Esther and Jodie Saturday morning going out to the bazaar. Saturday afternoon I took the train to Alexandria. The hotel room I got has a great view overlooking the harbor (and only $13 per night). There were plenty of ...

Christmas eve can't remember much that ..., Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Christmas eve can't remember much that ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Christmas Eve Can't remember much that happened yesterday evening. We tried to find some bars after we'd done our emailing and taking that photo of us, but everywhere was closed which was a pain. All the bars are owned by Coptic Christians, and ...

Quick entry here on christmas eve after 2 ..., Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Quick entry here on christmas eve after 2 ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Quick entry here on Christmas eve. After 2 hours sleep on the bus from hell, Nik and I look rough as robber's dogs. Check out my new bearded good look, and Nik wears his cap at all times to distract attention from quiff. Have a good time in the New ...

Alexandria, Egypt, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria, Egypt

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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Got up at the painfully early hour of 6:30 a.m. aboard Voyager of the Seas in Alexandria, Egypt. My room service breakfast was delivered at 6:40. I ate and then went downstairs at 7:15 for my tour group assignment. Today I did Tour AX17 – "Landmarks ...

Egypt!, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Egypt!

A travel blog entry by jsiker

... . My time spent in Egypt was divided into three parts: the Cairo part, the Sharm El Sheik part and my day in Alexandria. Cairo, thousands of years later, is still dominated by the pyramids. Life seems to revolve around them even today. You can see ...

Helter Skelter, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Helter Skelter

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... waterfront city, stretching 20 km. (12.5 mi.) from east to west and 3 km. (2 mi.) wide.  Alexandria continued as the capital of Egypt under the Romans and its offshoot, the Byzantine empire.  From the 4th century onwards, the city declined into ...

Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria

A travel blog entry by iancandy

Alexandria - it is Alexandria's city, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria - it is Alexandria's city

A travel blog entry by banian

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Dive-rsions in Sharm el-Sheikh, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Dive-rsions in Sharm el-Sheikh

A travel blog entry by gracez27

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... lonely here. There are great girls and guys here in the program, but we each struggle with the realities of life in Egypt. Sometimes, the noise, the dust, the heat, the catcalling… it can all be too much. You feel overwhelmed and want ...

Alexandria and Armed Forces Holiday, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria and Armed Forces Holiday

A travel blog entry by americanincairo

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So while everyone else was dodging bombs in Israel and Egypt, I was spending a couple days in Alexandria with my roommate Christianna. We took the train there. My first train trips was a lot of fun. It costs about 4 dollars to go two and half hours in ...

alexandrie *, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

alexandrie *

A travel blog entry by loelai

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In English En espanol German    alexandria Malgré quelques sites antiques disséminé à travers la ville, la ville d'Alexandrie n'a rien d'exceptionnel. La plupart des musées étaient fermés lors de mon passage. Les seules choses qui ...

Brief trip to Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Brief trip to Alexandria

A travel blog entry by dvoogd

... nbsp; It was burned down, at least once and  the valuable knowledge that was stored there was lost forever.  In 2002 Alexandria opened a new library in the spirit and memory of the old library.  It is a beautiful building and is open to ...

no fresh fish, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

no fresh fish

A travel blog entry by camel1

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The sea was calm and we had a good sailing day. Arrived at alexandria by 2. Put the egyptian sim on and talked to the family since we were not allowed off the boat. The 4x4s left the boat in a couple of hours. Not many people boarded The ship which felt ...

Bad Ass Alex, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Bad Ass Alex

A travel blog entry by lisaviro1981

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... gigantic sofa, but the thought was there. We celebrated our safe return with a grilled fish by the citadel overlooking Alexandria's harbour and seafront (which looks scarily like Brighton, or Douglas, Isle of Man perhaps) and some delicious Egyptian ...

The Nile Delta - Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

The Nile Delta - Alexandria

A travel blog entry by jcharwell

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Sorry, your room will not be ready until 1pm. AAH!, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Sorry, your room will not be ready until 1pm. AAH!

A travel blog entry by bradborno

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... pay through other means.  He says you must accept it, and carry on.       Upon arriving in Alexandria, Ashraf took us to the Montazah Palace & Gardens.  WOW!  We are certainly not in Cairo anymore.  Right ...

In the Land of the Grand, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

In the Land of the Grand

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... off Eminem's "8 Mile" soundtrack, I kid you not. Start: Red Sea Hotel, Suez, EGYPT. 11:40 End: Maamura Palace Hotel, Alexandria, EGYPT. 19:30 Distance Traveled: 408 km Road Conditions: good Average Speed: 108 km/hr Max Speed: 68.9 km/hr ...

Alexandria - a day by the sea, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria - a day by the sea

A travel blog entry by daz1999

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... welcome so I believe that most people did in fact have good impressions of New Zealand and New Zealanders.  We travelled to Alexandria via the Alex-Desert road which was a 4 lane road with the shoulder lane sometimes covered with sand and/or vehicles ...

All good things come to an end, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

All good things come to an end

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... It will be a good chance to collect our thoughts and let this whole trip sink in. Start: Maamura Palace Hotel, Alexandria, EGYPT. End: Maamura Palace Hotel, Alexandria, EGYPT. Distance Traveled: 0 km Road Conditions: ok except for the ...

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